The New Met on Broad Street Announces Its Food & Bev Plan

Live Nation signed Brûlée Catering as the venue's exclusive food and beverage provider.

Rendering: Atkin Olschin Schade Architects

Ahead of its December 2018 grand re-opening, Live Nation Philadelphia announced on Monday that Jean-Marie Lacroix’s Brûlée Catering will handle all food and drink operations at the newly rebranded Met Philadelphia — the old Metropolitan Opera House located at 858 North Broad Street.

While signing a prominent Philly caterer isn’t exactly Big News ’round these parts, it’s a bit interesting to see how Brûlée will incorporate its services into Live Nation and EB Realty’s grand vision for its North Broad rehab.

For starters, Brûlée will integrate a curated food and beverage plan with each concert event. So, for example, for its first show on June 14th, 2019 — Utah-born ABC’s Dancing with the Stars star Derek Hough — concert-goers should expect Utah Scones and Brûlée’s spin on Utah’s famous Crown Burger with Fry Sauce as an homage to Hough’s home state, plus Latin themed food options and craft cocktails (Hough was a former World DanceSport Federation World Latin Champion).

Full menus and bottle service will be a part of the venue’s in-suite services, including its pre- and after-party upscale lounge and event space, the Grande Salle. Four full-service bars throughout the building will stock craft beer and, according to representatives of the venue, “speciality top-shelf drinks.”

Stay tuned for more. Live Nation and Brûlée are set to announce partnerships with “several local celerity chefs” in the coming months.